Sylvan Lake Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-748-3939


Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size33.2 Acres  /  13.436 Ha
Legal BoundarySylvan Lake NA
Administration / Information403-748-3939 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Red Deer
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area is part of the southern-most extension of Alberta's boreal forest. Numerous boreal plants (including three species of woodland fern) grow here at their known lowland southern limits. Within the site are a number of fascinating biophysical features. A levee parallels the shoreline of the natural area sheltering a special lagoon-like habitat - a mosaic of willow shrubbery and reed beds containing many marsh plant species and providing excellent birdwatching opportunities.

Land Use Framework RegionRed Deer 
Updated: Aug 16, 2018